Your buyers are likely going to have an inspection performed as part of their conditions of purchase. You should be prepared, know what they are going to find. There are multiple ways that a pre-listing inspection helps you prepare for the sale of your home:
It provides you with an objective evaluation of the condition of your home.
Deficiencies can be used in negotiations. A home inspection allows you to correct deficiencies before listing to avoid potentially costly negotiations.
By providing a copy of your inspection report, the buyer may waive the inspection condition.
It may alert you to items of immediate personal concern.
It is recommended to make repair records along with a copy of the inspection report available to prospective buyers.
The more knowledge you have about the condition of your home, the better you will be prepared for the selling process.